Monday, 27 May 2013

# Pin it Forward UK...................

Today my blog post is all about Pinterest. I was contacted in April by Veronique Conrad, a Community Coordinator at Pinterest. Veronique said she enjoyed visiting my blog and invited me to attend the very first Pinterest meet up in the UK. Unfortunately I couldn’t attend the meeting in London but was very excited when Veronique said she would still love to feature my blog and I was asked to take part in the launch of  #Pin it Forward UK- how amazing.......................... 


                                                               Pin It Forward UK 2013

Pinterest are introducing a new registration process for UK pinner's. The campaign is similar to the one used when they started up in the US. Bloggers were some of the first people to introduce Pinterest to the world and Pinterest hope the same thing will happen across the UK.

#Pin it Forward wanted to work with bloggers who currently use Pinterest and showcase one of their own favourite boards – my favourite board is "knitting, crochet and my blog" where I pin images from my blog and also images from other people’s blogs – images I love, projects I want to try, or just images I want to remember.

a few of my boards.......................

The launch is running for 30 days and 300 bloggers from the UK have been chosen to share boards and stories about what inspires them about Pinterest. All sorts of bloggers from crafters, home cooks, to globe-trotting writers and more have been chosen - no matter what you’re interested in Pinterest will have inspiring images that will be perfect for you.

I haven't been registered for very long but I have found it a fabulous vehicle for creativity, I love Pinterest for helping me keep my images organised and easy to find. I have boards that I use to separate my different blog post themes, I post weekly on a yarn along link up, 52 weeks of happy link up and many more. I also have a board for special holiday images, for me it works brilliantly. Once you have registered it's very simple to use  - if you see an image you like on a blog, or a website, or anywhere, you just click it and the image is saved onto any board you have set up. If you would like to register with Pinterest click here if you would like to follow my boards click here 

some of my favourite images......................

and just a few more ....................

I am now pleased to introduce Penny who will be featuring a #Pin it Forward post tomorrow. Penny is an artist and designer maker living in rural Norfolk, pop over to her blog here or her fabulous Pinterest boards here 

I did promise a surprise (a few people did guess!) I hope I haven't disappointed you but being chosen to be 1 of 300 UK bloggers was such a wonderful surprise for me I couldn't wait to share it with you. 

Thank you all for visiting my blog, leaving such amazing comments and guess what I hit 100 followers today - what a special day..............

talk soon x



  1. Hello. I've recently joined pinterest and already enjoying the amount of inspiration you can gather. Of course I'm following you and Penny by your recommendation she has a fab blog too. Hope your having a lovely weekend,thanks for sharing and congratulations on reaching 100 followers and being chosen yay Mx

  2. Sue

    Congratulations on being chosen as part of the Pin it Forward campaign. I'll pop over and take a look at your boards and Penny's blog too.

    I find Pinterest very inspirational, but a little addictive at times, when I should be doing something creative!

  3. congratulations Sue!!!!
    xxxx Ale

  4. Congratulations on a job well done Sue. All the best. Joy x

  5. Congratulations, Sue! I've recently joined Pinterest myself, maybe a month ago, and am enjoying it a lot so far. I just followed you; everything I've seen on your boards in a quick look is very interesting and I'm looking forward to spending some more time on your finds. :)

  6. So exciting! Congratulations. I have used pinterest for a couple of years on and off but lately i am starting to get into it in a big way. I'm off to have a look at your boards now. x

  7. Thanks for participating in Pin It Forward, Sue! Your crochet mosaic is amazing and I love your Knitting, Crochet and blog board. It's great that you have found fun, crafting projects on Pinterest and are able to showcase your work on your boards, I'll need to try some of these! Lauren, Community Coordinator.

  8. Wow, what an amazing achievement, You should be really really proud!! Enjoy every minute of doing this. I am such a pinterest addict and have just started following your boards. xo


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